Antanas Gerlikas (b. 1978)
“The main conceptual device of my oeuvre is the revisiting of the concept of a museum by looking at it from the perspective of, on one hand, an artwork, and on another, daily life. For this aim I consider an artwork as a semi-autonomous element dependent on the museum’s discipline – it’s spatial, temporal and ideological conventions, references, construction of history, etc. For this reason I am also interested in how these conventions are acted out in daily life.
With this in mind, my aim is to separate the value of an artwork from an institution (the museum) and to transfer it into some new forms of life. By creating and recording the lives of these forms, discovering and shooting new shapes and structures of life (as I did in my artworks A walk 2011; Guide stick, 2011).”